Innovation in Agriculture Bus Tour

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in 2015/16 a number of the regions’ most forward thinking land managers celebrated agricultural innovation and shared knowledge on a cross regional bus tour beginning on the Atherton Tablelands. Visiting properties across the Wet Tropics, Burdekin Dry Tropics and finishing in the Mackay Whitsunday region, the ‘Innovation in Agriculture’ bus tour examined how farmers are trialling methods in mixed farming like horticulture, sugarcane and aquaculture to boost productivity while improving water quality and protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

Monitoring Organisation Reef Catchments

Name Katrina Dent

Phone 4968 4207

Email katrina.dent@reefcatchments.com

Position in organisation General Manager

Activity Type educational initiatives (e.g. schools programs, community initiatives)

Activity Indicators water quality in freshwater river basins

Activity location Don catchment, O'Connell catchment, Pioneer catchment, Proserpine catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 01/07/2015

30/06/2016

Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

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